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“We have shown superior ways of running government” – Obaseki

NEWSMAN, Benin – Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shaibu, have been sworn in for a second term in office.

The Oath of Office was administered on Thursday  in Benin City by the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Esther Edigin.

Obaseki had defected to the PDP from the All Progressives Congress after he was denied the ruling party’s ticket in the primary election due to intra-party issues.

He later defeated the APC candidate in the September 19, 2020 governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, to be re-elected governor of the state.

Speaking at the inauguration, Obaseki promised to consolidate on his first-term achievements, PUNCH reported.

“During our last term, we were able to improve access to quality education, quality of healthy, significantly upgrade our road networks & commence reforms in our civil service and justice administration.

Edo State Governor Obaseki and Wife (L), Deputy Governor Shaibu and Wife (R) at their Swearing in ceremony .

“In the last four years, we have shown that there are superior ways of running government. We have utilized core values such as transparency, accountability, inclusiveness, prudence and co-governance. Today, we are acclaimed to be a success story in good governance in Nigeria.

“We will rapidly develop our critical energy, housing, digital and road Infrastructure, which provides a framework to drive inclusive growth as well as build the economy and drive industrialization, trade and investment, to solidify our state’s status as the choice investment destination in the country.

“We will preserve the environment and public utilities, to make our state more functional and adapt to the challenges of climate change and rural-urban migration. Our major drive will be the clean and green Edo initiative and sustaining our campaign to plant trees and restore the forest”, Obaseki said.

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